Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio Reunite for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio

I have some great news for all you DiCaprio and Scorsese fans out there. According to TheWrap.com the duo is teaming up once again, for the film adaptation of Jordan Belfort’s bestselling memoir, THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.

Scorsese is officially set to direct, with DiCaprio set to star in the film, making this their fifth venture together, following 2002’s Gangs of New York, 2004’s The Aviator, 2006’s The Departed and 2010’s Shutter Island.

The film chronicles Belfort’s Wall Street rise and fall, and shows his hard-partying lifestyle, drug addiction and destructive personal life. Producing the movie are Alexandra Milchan, DiCaprio’s Appian Way, and it was written by Emmy Award-winning writer Terry Winter (Boardwalk Empire).

Belfort founded one of the first chop shop brokerage firms in 1987 and served a 22 month sentence in federal prison for fraud and money laundering related to stock market manipulation. Now sober for nearly 14 years, Belfort has moved on to become a successful motivational speaker, also working with the Salvation Army and MaAfrika Tikkun.

Belfort said in a statement:

“After almost four years in development, I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am to finally be working with Leo and Marty on this. They’re the ultimate dream team, and it was definitely worth the wait.”

More details about the film, including a start date, will be announced at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

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